The Pat Arnold Cup
Introduced in 2009 in memory of Pat Arnold, a long-standing stalwart of Gloucester MRC and the Cotswold Show. Voted for by you, the public, this is awarded to celebrate the very best of design, operation and presentation, with particular attention to layouts which display the enthusiasm in modelling that Pat promoted for many years.
The Exhibitors Cup
In memory of Bert Hawkins, the Gloucester Club President who sadly passed away late 2010.
Bert was an active member of the Gloucester Club, joining in the mid 1960s. His larger than life charisma rubbed off on the entire membership from day one. He was the fulcrum of the GMRC, holding every committee position over the years. When the GMRC President, the Reverend Wilbert Awdry passed away, Bert was made President, a position he valued and held with great honour and
An excellent modeller, his layout, Kingsgate, was popular on the exhibition
circuit, and we were honoured to have him bring it to the 2009 Cotswold Show.
With the full support of Bert’s son Nigel, the Exhibition Committee have introduced The Exhibitors Cup, to be voted for solely by the exhibitors, and awarded to the layout that they consider the best in show.